SSERC (Scottish, Schools, Education, Research, Centre) Learning Opportunities

SSERC offer a national programme of professional development to support science and technology education.

Their professional development courses range from twilight events, day-courses through to residential meetings lasting up to 5 days in total (these latter courses are generally delivered over 2 parts).  A number of our courses are delivered through e-learning systems and use Glow-meet technology.  Their curriculum coverage spans both primary and secondary sectors and events are on offer for teachers, trainee teachers and technicians.  The SSERC portfolio is varied and includes:

  • Courses for Probationers and newly qualified teachers
  • Subject specific courses for teachers in primary and secondary sectors
  • A range of transition courses to promote enhanced interaction between primary and secondary practitioners
  • The annual Scottish Universities Science School
  • Health and Safety courses for teachers and technicians
  • Design and manufacturing courses for technology teachers
  • Courses targeted at science and technology support staff (many of these courses are levelled and credit-rated by SQA within the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
  • Leadership courses for Curriculum Leaders and Heads of Faculty
  • The annual SSERC Science and Technology Conference

Full details of the SSERC programme can be found here.